SOAPBOX DERBY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Race Day: February 19, 2011
Track Length: 1 km
There are five basic requirements for derby cars and participants:
1. The Race Car
Each derby car must be gravity powered. No motors or engines. Cars must free wheel with no stored energy or added weights.
Weight limit must be at 350 lbs maximum including the driver. The car must be constructed of wood, metal, cardboard, and/or plastic, provided that the original wood block is the dominant material used. Liquids and loose materials of any kind, in or on the car are not acceptable.
When using wood it is suggested that you use screws rather than nails and be sure to use plenty of wood glue.
All cars must be built by the person registering the car, parent/adult assistance is allowed. Any car, clearly built by an adult, will be disqualified at the discretion of the race committee.
Cars will be inspected for compliance of the above day before the race. Cars will then be impounded to ensure that no modifications are made to it before the race the next day.
A safety seat belt must be installed to ensure safety for the driver.
2. Steering System. Important!
Simple pivot steering is the most basic and common steering system. Basically, the front axle is a solid piece that rotates about a single pivot in the center. This system is the most simple to construct and is quite adequate since you will not need a big turning radius.
3. Braking Systems. Very Important!
Skid pad on the wheels is a very basic, yet very effective braking method. In this method, you set up a pad or brake shoe that rubs against the wheels to stop the car. This is the most preferred method for cars made from scratch because of its effectiveness and simplicity. Do not use your feet to do the braking!
Anchor or parachute could be used – but, just for fun! Regardless of the braking system that you choose the most important thing is that the car must be able to stop. Good brakes will go a long way in preventing crashes.
4. Wear Your Gear!Helmets are a must!
Please do not alter helmets in any way that would change their effectiveness. Cars will not be allowed on the track unless the driver is wearing a helmet. Knee and elbow pads are also strongly encouraged. If these are not available, participants are to wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and shoes.
5. Get Permission!Entry Fees:
Local Category – Php200, Open Category – Php500
Be sure to pick up an entry form at designated areas or download the form at http://bukidnonoutdoors.com. All drivers under the age of 18 must have the entry form signed by their parent to enter the derby.
Entry forms and entry fee need to be turned in to the Capitan Bayong Barangay Center or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM on February 13th 2011. Please note that permission slips must be signed in order to race.
- There will be two (2) categories:
Local and Open Categories
- Age Group for each categories are as follows:
Ages 6 to 12, ages 13 to 18 and an Open Class ages 19 and up. A parent or guardian must accompany all minor entrants on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Capitan Bayong Officials and Bukidnon Outdoors reserve the right to refuse entry to any competitor if safety rules and precautions are not met by either race car or participant.
- Any breach of the rules will result in immediate disqualification at the discretion of the committee and the decision of Capitan Bayong Officials and Bukidnon Outdoors in all matters shall be final.
- Ungentlemanly or unsportsmanlike conduct by any participant or member of the audience will be grounds for expulsion from the competition and/or the race area.
- Proceeds of this event will go to the improvement of Capitan Bayong’s Reading Center.
If you agree with the above, click the link below to download the Entry Form!